Main Lesson from the Leadership Debate: Under May, if your dad dies, she takes the day off & you go in to work.

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Theresa May’s strategist Lynton Crosby made this election all about May. By sending Amber Rudd in to take her place, the Conservatives have basically admitted May is not up to the task of leadership.

They might have got away with that if Rudd had performed well – understandably she didn’t.

What sort of boss takes a day off and sends their employee in their stead, when their employee has just found out their father is dead? Theresa May.

“JUDGE THE CONSERVATIVES ON THEIR RECORD.” AUDIENCE LAUGHS At AMBER RUDD

So what have we learned? The Tories can’t run an election campaign, let alone a country.

Whilst Theresa May hid in Plymouth, Amber Rudd stood in for her. Amber Rudd’s father died two days ago. Fair play, it says a lot about the woman that she answered the call and faced the fire of the Public. Shame the same can’t be said for the Conservatives leader.

“IN 2005 THERESA MAY ALSO VOTED AGAINST THE PREVENTION OF TERRORISM ACT, ALONG WITH DAVID DAVIS.” – JEREMY CORBYN

When your sharpest barbs get ripped out of your hands and plunged into you, it’s a sign that things are going very, very badly. Rudd should never have had to attend the debate. The fact that May sent Rudd in to take her place under such tragic personal circumstances is an appalling indictment of her character.

Turns out Paxman was right about her:

“If I was sitting in Brussels and I was looking at you, I would think ‘she’s a blowhard who collapses at the first sign of gunfire’…”

Turns out, Paxman was right